Lately some small projects have been crossed off the list here at Red Gate Farm. One of them was for my vintage garden glider... you may remember how this beauty came to live in my garden a few years ago... Since then it's been here on the blog many times, as a resting spot on a hot July day.
Piled with country pillows, complete with a late summer cornfield in the background.
As well as baby shower gifts.
It's been surrounded by flowers and an addition to a larger flower bed just before my niece's wedding here at Red Gate Farm a 1 1/2 ago.
All along the intention was to have some sort of material under the glider so that it did not sit on grass or dirt. As a heavy iron piece all that moisture over time wouldn't keep it in it's best shape. And of course more importantly, something to edge for the best looking grass... at least in my husband's opinion.
A week ago my husband had time to get the concrete pavers we've been looking at for a couple of years now. At under $1 and only needing 28 it was a very inexpensive project. Nothing is in bloom yet in the area of the garden but this was a "before" shot...
It was a pretty quick and easy project... of course I only schlepped the pavers from the truck to this spot... 28 of them... 1 at a time... 2044 steps to be exact. But really, it didn't take my husband much time to dig the area out a bit more, level and place the pavers. And level is key with a glider or it won't glide! It's a simple fix for this area that someday will be part of a much larger gathering area in the garden... but that's another item on the list!
A nice little spot to rest a foot to keep the glider on the move.
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